Year Established: 1884
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the world's oldest and largest private cancer center — has devoted more than 130 years to exceptional patient care, innovative research, and outstanding educational... more programs. Today, we are one of 41 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.
This is one of the best hospitals in the region. The doctors here are direct and communicative and explain things well. The PAs are just as skilled and very compassionate; one performed "good-bye" rounds... more at the end of the day during their sign outs: warmly greeting and answering questions of family members. The nurses are the best in New York City as they are very responsive to the family's concerns for their loved-ones, and act on those concerns accordingly. All people, all families, all neighborhoods, all hospitals, and all medical staff deserve to have such an environment that is able to bring together such essential elements to good health care: compassion, knowledge, technical expertise, a well kempt, nourishing environment and education for all: patients, families, and staff who are all willing to learn from each other; when I was last there, I saw that Sloan Kettering simply had these core elements. Thank you so much!. Author: Rafi Yusuf/ source: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=Memorial+Sloan-Kettering+Cancer+Center&lrd=0x89c258c24e6de16b:0x5312b4845b552f03,1
I was part of a program for woman at high risk for breast cancer. Due to the diligence of the doctor in charge of the program, my cancer was discovered at an early stage. Due to the nature of the tumor... more (non hormone related) chemo and radiation over a period of ten months was added to my program after surgery (both a lumpectomy and a sentinel node biopsy). I was away from home during the ten months period. Sloan-Kettering staff saw me as a person, not a patient. I was a whole person who was on the road to recovery. Social workers, phycologist, yoga classes, art therapy classes were just some of the wonderful holistic inclusions to my recovery process. The building was clean and happily decorated (the breast center now has a brand new building, even better), the staff, from physicians, nurses, assistants, administrative and cleaning staff were friendly, smiling, outgoing people, always ready to lend a hand. I continued to see my doctors first twice a year, then once a year, and now I visit annually (it has been 10 years) for a mammograph and an appointment with a nurse practitioner. I hope to never need Sloan Kettering more treatment again, but if I have to face a cure for cancer again in my life, I will not think twice about which hospital for my cure. Memorial Sloan-Kettering gave me back my life.
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